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Harold J. Ambuehl Elementary 
28001 San Juan Creek Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Main Line. . .  949-661-0400
Fax. . .  949-488-3158
Call In Sick. . .  949-661-3412
YMCA. . .  949-493-5327


Call-In-Sick Line

Please utilize the Call-In-Sick line to report your child's absence or to clear an absence.

Call-In-Sick Line

Office Hours

The Ambuehl office is available to help you Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM


School Hours

Grades 1-5
7:45 - 2:05 (M, W, Th, F)
7:45 - 12:50 (T)

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.:
Early Birds -- 7:45- 11:38
Late Owls -- 9:15 - 1:08

Early Birds -- 7:45 - 11:38
Late Owls -- 7:45 - 11:38

Today: 2/9/16
12:00 PM Family Dinner Night
1:10 PM Kindergarten Round up

kindergarten round up

Attention all parents of incoming Kindergarten students! Ambuehl will be hosting Kindergarten Round Up on Tuesday, February 9 at 1:10. Families with incoming Kindergarten children are encouraged to attend and learn about Ambuehl’s Kindergarten program. The Round Up is designed for parents and guardians; please make other arrangements for your children.


Please note: Children must 5 by September 1, 2016 to enroll in kindergarten next school year.

View Kindergarten PowerPoint presentation shared 2.9.16

View Health/Vaccination Information shared 2.9.16

2016/17 Registration

Please click here to access registration information.


Due to Ambuehl’s professional teaching staff and school wide emphasis on learning, we are confident each child will have a successful experience in their next grade level. For those reasons, we are unable to honor parent requests for a particular teacher. This policy will ensure success for all children as we build balanced classrooms. 


Please check the Ambuehl PTA website for PTA events and information.

Ambuehl Elementary Upcoming events:


  • Kindergarten Round Up. . . Tuesday, February 9, 1:10 PM/MPR
  • Family Dinner Night. . . Tuesday, Feb 9, 12:00 PM - close/Ballpark Pizza, SJC
  • 4th Gr Field Trip (Sullivan). . . Wednesday, February 10,Pacific Mammal Center
  • 5th Gr Field Trip. . . Wednesday, February 10/Marco Forster Middle School
  • Presidents' Holiday. . . Friday, Feb 12 & 15/Student Holiday
  • O’Grady Field Trip. . . Tues., Feb. 16 (at 2:15) & Wed., Feb. 17/Ocean Institute
  • Kindergarten Field Trip. . . Tuesday, Feb. 16/Centennial Farms
  • Chaddock Field Trip. . . Thurs., Feb. 18 (at 2:15) & Fri., Feb. 19/Ocean Institute
  • 1st Gr. Field Trip (Devaney & Pouya). . . Monday, February 22/Scripps Institute
  • O’Grady Field Trip. . . Tues., Feb. 16 (at 2:15) & Wed., Feb. 17/Ocean Institute
  • Kindergarten Field Trip. . . Tuesday, Feb. 16/Centennial Farms
  • Chaddock Field Trip. . . Thurs., Feb. 18 (at 2:15) & Fri., Feb. 19/Ocean Institute
  • 1st Gr. Field Trip (Devaney & Pouya). . . Monday, February 22/Scripps Institute
  • Chaddock Field Trip. . . Wednesday, February 24/Pacific Marine Mammal Center  

Drop off/pick up Reminders

  • Please enter the parking lot for drop-off/pick-up at the stop sign located at Cartagena.

  • After entering the parking lot, continue forward to drop-off/pick-up area.

  • Pull forward as far as possible. The BLUE sign indicates the start of the drop off/pick up area.

  • Remind your children to have their backpacks and school materials ready to go before you enter the parking lot.

  • Do not leave your car unattended at the drop-off/pick-up zone.

  • Please do not drop off or pick up your children in the bus lane.

  • Exit the parking lot at Cartagena.

  • Model safe behavior and use the crosswalk on the street and in the parking lot.

Mrs. Sullivan teaching a lesson. Mrs. Bushell enjoys PTA McTeacher Night! Mr. DuCharme smiles during a class lesson. Mrs. Caestecker is ready for recess duty! Mrs. Tatarian smiles while in her classroom. Mrs. Young working with two students. Mrs. Devaney working with a student. Mrs. Chaddock in her classroom. Harold Ambuehl - 1977 Portrait Mr. Coon smiling while working with a group of students. Harold Ambuehl - 1950 Mrs. Weirath teaching students how to print the letter G. Harold Ambuehl - 1950 Copy (14) of 0 - BLANK FRAME.jpg Mrs. Fiorenza smiles while working with her kindergarten students.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 
Reference: BP 5183

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Personnel Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675 (949) 234-9200


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